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How to setup permissions, restrictions, and security for Confluence?


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Confluence offers “anonymous access” which means the site visitor do not need a login and thus does not need to be licensed to view the content. To provide free access to your account, refer to how to set up public access to your Confluence. But there is a way to control permissions to view / edit all the content created in Confluence. To set permissions, you must first ensure that a user has application access. Then set permissions accordingly as described.

Confluence has three levels of permissions.

  1. Global
  2. Space
  3. Page


  • Application access is by default managed by the confluence-users group.
  • Public access is available at both, site and space level.

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Last modified on Dec 19, 2016

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